Mr. Gary Lee Martin

Born November 6, 1942


Gary L. Martin, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 9, 2014. He was born and raised in Kansas City, and retired from AT&T after 25 years. Gary was preceded in death by his parents: Bob and Dorothy Bollinger; and son, Robert Martin. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Linda; daughters Kelly (Wes) and Amy (Jerry); stepson, Bryan (Debbie); granddaughters: Alyson, Kailee and Jordan; aunt, Patsy (Ralph). Memorial service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, July 17, at Grace Baptist Church, 850 SW Hwy 150, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64086. Visitation begins at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directed to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.


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John Winter

July 20, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss..worked with Gary for 25 years..RIP Gary

July 20, 2014

Linda and girls .... so sorry for your loss. Oh how we will miss Gary. He and Earl were best of friends for so many years. They had so many laughs together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Earl & Rosie

Bob Nelson

July 17, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 17, 2014

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I only visited a couple of times, but felt welcome in your home and enjoyed the conversations with you and Gary. May peace be with you and your family at this time. God Bless.

Shelly, VNA

Norman Mutchnick

July 16, 2014

Oh how we will miss Gary at our office, but so thankful his fight is over. His smile, even in the most painful and stressful times, brought us joy and made us see the true meaning of life. Over the years you both have become family and we cherish you here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones in this difficult time.

Norman Mutchnick MD
Lynda LaRue
Kim Fox
Diann Stephens

Gail Duncan

July 16, 2014

Gary was the oldest of the cousins and very much admired for some of the "cool" tricks he would pull when the entire family would gather at Thanksgiving and Christmas. On one holiday he moped around all morning complaining that he did not feel well. The kids had their own table to eat at and as soon as we sat down Gary pretended to vomit, putting his "rubber vomit" on his dinner plate. Naturally all the kids went running and screaming. It made his day! He also began the tradition of pouring his milk down the celery stalk when not observed by Aunt Dorothy. We will miss you cousin Gary but never forget all the wonderful times we had with you.

Vicky Dunbar

July 14, 2014

Kelly, Wes & Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything to make this easier for you.

July 14, 2014

Gary and Linda,, No more pain at Gary's new address. We have some happy memories of Gary always wanting dessert when we had our get together. He had a chant he used so we would hurry. Always smiling. His sharp wit and keen sense of humor will be missed. His love for the Lord was always known.
Jack and Mary Anne

July 14, 2014

Gary was a wonderful, caring, inspiring, giving man. He changed my life forever. There will be an empty place in our lives and hearts with him gone. We love him and miss him.

July 13, 2014

I met Gary about 3 years ago in a professional capacity. I was a nurse that helped care for him, and in doing so I was blessed with the opportunity to grow as a person. Gary always had a steady optimism about him, no matter the situation. His positive outlook in the face of adversity will be a jewel I will have with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Gary, and may many blessing be bestowed on your amazing family.
Annith Waggoner